The Year: 2012

Today, US Representative Darrell Issa (R-Ancid), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is holding a hearing called "Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?"

photo of hearing; all the people ready to testify are men

Actual photo, via Echidne. As you can see, the entire front row of "experts" are men. Thomas: "The hearing will feature 10 witnesses—eight of whom are men; none of them is testifying in support of contraceptive coverage. [Issa] refused to let a female law-school student testify about the importance of birth control. I guess women who use birth control just don't know as much about it as men who are against it."

It's such a stupendous joke that Democratic Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia and Carolyn Maloney of New York have walked out.

I don't even know what to say anymore.

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